Notepad on Life

April 1, 2013

Easter – the story’s the same, so why not the date?

Filed under: Church,Seasons — - @ 9:00 am
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Sunday (Photo credit: ex.libris)

It was a calamity waiting to happen. Align an Easter weekend falling in late March with snow showers more akin to February and I may not be the only one who forgets all about switching to British Summer Time.

So it was that on the biggest Sunday in the Christian calendar, I am running my shower at the very time I should be heading down the aisle with the rest of the choir. Were I Catholic, the guilt would probably last until Advent.

It’s not the most convincing stab at atonement, watching the televised Easter service from Paisley Abbey while sat in my underpants, munching disgruntedly at a bowl of cereal but needs must. At least this Sunday the family can comment openly about the odd-bods in the congregation, instead of keeping our own counsel until lunchtime.

But really – if I might paraphrase from Fiddler on the Roof

Lord who made the lion and the lamb

You decreed I should be what I am

But would it spoil some vast, eternal plan

If Easter were always on the second Sunday in April…?


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